Convenience May Be the Silent Destroyer of Good Health

The human body is a resilient and intelligent machine. Under optimal conditions it contains the capacity for reproduction, innovation, compassion, love, and particularly repair. Of all these natural wonders, none is more important than the body’s innate ability to repair. A body in dis-repair diminishes its capacity to reproduce; its aptitude for innovation is slow,…

Maintaining kidney health is necessary for good overall health…

Your kidneys play a key role in cleansing your body. When kidneys are not functioning optimally they cannot clean your blood as they should. You can give your kidneys a little boost by drinking lots of ‘good’ water, because dehydration increases your risk for kidney complications. Good water is now defined as water from a good…

Is Buying Organic Healthier?

Organic food specialists are still relatively thin on the ground. However, they are gaining popularity and becoming more common. We’re typically conditioned to believe that organic food is better for us than conventional food, simply because. For many of us, the labelling used on organic food translates into the idea in our heads that it…

5 Ways Home Gardeners Can Make More Robust Soil

As a child, Ohlson had easy access to gardens. Her grandparents maintained a small orchard and grew produce on their farm. While Ohlson didn’t develop a deeper agricultural interest until she grew up (all those hours harvesting vegetables cut into childhood playtime, after all), she eventually started researching how food is grown. And that research…

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4 Fall Produce Picks to Boost Immunity

Are you getting enough of this crucial vitamin? An antioxidant, vitamin C promotes wrinkle-free skin, supports good immunity. And may help the body protect itself against some diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Oranges and other citrus aren’t the only sources. These fall/winter vegetables offer ample amounts too. With cold and flu season around…

Sweet Potato Health Benefits

Besides being astronaut-approved, sweet potatoes are a great source of easily digestible fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants such as beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes also contain bioactive compounds such as phenolic acids and anthocyanins, which contribute to the bright orange color of their skin and flesh and boast health benefits as well.

Feeding kids organic food

Choosing organic meat and dairy for your kids is the best way to ensure that they’re not exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like the synthetic hormones given to nonorganic livestock to speed growth and alter reproductive cycles. And choosing organic meat and dairy means your children are not fed meat that was raised on daily doses…

Become Heart Healthy in 5 Steps

Improving your diet lowers your risk for heart disease in many ways, including helping to lower high cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as preventing obesity and improving the function of your heart and blood vessels. If you are watching your heart health, the following foods should not make it…

Why You Should Eat Avocados

It’s no secret that I love to eat. My favorite food of all? Avocados. I’m bananas for them! Avocados are truly one of nature’s little miracle foods and I encourage you to enjoy them several times a week. These little green gems can do so much to help keep you well from head to toe,…